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By Thomas Herbst, David Heath, Ian F. Roe, Dieter Götz

This dictionary presents a valency description of English verbs, nouns and adjectives. each one access features a finished record of the complementation styles pointed out at the foundation of the most important corpus of English on hand today. All examples are taken without delay from the COBUILD/Birmingham corpus. The valency description includes statements in regards to the quantitative valency of the lexical devices validated, a listing in their compulsory, contextually not obligatory and only not obligatory enhances in addition to systematic details at the semantic and collocational homes of the enhances. an summary of the version of valency thought utilized in this dictionary is equipped within the creation. Key good points special reference paintings with out similar ebook out there English is the world's most vital lingua franca and the main often realized moment language

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From Ν When you were absent from school today, I thought it was just because you had a cold. The Security Police discovered I was absent from my house. True love was absent from the chateau. That reason was not absent from his thinking. Jeanne Moreau has been absent from the big screen too long. Absent means "not present' absurd P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 adjective attr This is an absurd idea, pred The whole thing may seem slightly absurd. 'Don't be absurd, Professor,' Rudolph said. [it] + to-INF (frequent) She always took the view that it was absurd to drag currencies together, that it could only be damaging to each individual nation to hook their currencies to each other's.

In N/V-ing (frequent) A Christopher Barnes receives one of this year's APCER prizes for outstanding achievement in physics by an undergraduate. Gerald Ratner's achievement in creating Britain's biggest jewellery business is not diminished by the problems he is now having. + of N/V-ing (frequent) A He praised their achievement of qualifying P6 for the final of the Cup. Bell also had the dubious achievement of being the only non-Royal at the meeting which announced the split of Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York.

The Society says more resources must be given to local authorities to help protect children in danger of abuse. C A gang of lads are playing football, others are sprawled on the grass chatting. Leaning out of an upstairs window, a group is shouting abuse. + from Ν C On the rare occasions when he has been on the receiving end of abuse from business associates, he has not, he says, fought back. ' -» P1 P2 P3 + of Ν (frequent) A Abuse of these drugs is believed to be common. I can't agree with the letter writer who claims bringing back the death penalty would be the ultimate abuse of human rights.

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